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Emery has been acting very strange and I noticed today all of her paws are swollen and raw in between her toes. She can't hold any of her urine in aswell.. What could this be? Also she cannot get enough water. I give her water daily as any good owner would do. I'm just worried about her. She is still a puppy and has 0 energy right now...


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Vet?

Puppy with no energy, swollen in the feet and raw between the toes, and not able to hold urine? She could have a bladder infection, she could also have an infection in her feet -- common area for allergies to give problems, but not usually swollen. Swollen feet, I am just not sure. I think you should have her seen by a vet.
 

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Puppy with no energy, swollen in the feet and raw between the toes, and not able to hold urine? She could have a bladder infection, she could also have an infection in her feet -- common area for allergies to give problems, but not usually swollen. Swollen feet, I am just not sure. I think you should have her seen by a vet.
I called and all of the vets here are closed :( I'm worried cause she is not acting herself, I forgot to mention she is slightly aggressive right now..


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If the aggressiveness started today or yesterday, is not normal, then it could be a reaction to pain.

Where are you located? People here may lead you to a vet that is open.
 

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When my oldest dog got a bad yeast infection in his paws they were swollen and he would like them a lot. Has she been licking or chewing on her feet?

The drinking a lot and not holding urine is very concerning. Do you have an emergency vet near you. They are open 24 hours 7 days.
 

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When my oldest dog got a bad yeast infection in his paws they were swollen and he would like them a lot. Has she been licking or chewing on her feet?

The drinking a lot and not holding urine is very concerning. Do you have an emergency vet near you. They are open 24 hours 7 days.
Nearby not that I know of. Yes she has been licking her paws a lot.


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Where do you live? This sounds like a very dangerous situation and you need to get her into a vet.

ETA: It sounds like she ingested something toxic.
 

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Nearby not that I know of. Yes she has been licking her paws a lot.


Are you able to look in between her pads. The yeast looks wet/gooey and it also turns black. From what I understand it's dying when it turns black, but it really itches them. It can also look red depending on the swelling. Yeast infections are usually allergy related. We've had a terrible time getting my oldest dogs under control, but we finally have a regimend that's working for him.

I would probably be up all night with my dog and get him to the vet asap the next day if I could not find an emergency vet. I'm sure we have many in my area, but I know of two. One is 10 minutes away and one is 85 miles away (it's where I take Riley for his orthopedic specialist). I would drive the 85 miles if I had to.
 

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Could she have got into something? Chocolate?

Did you administer any Heartworm/flea/tick prevention (spot-on?) What if yes? When? If spot-on could she have got the vial out of garbage?

or pill like Trifexis?

Did these three symptoms appear same time?

Do you have activated charcoal?
 

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Does your vet have a pager or cell phone number on their answering machine, or a referral to an after-hours clinic? If not, google "emergency vet [your town/county/region]."

If none of that works, you might try looking up your vet in the phone book and calling him or her at home -- it's old fashioned, but you likely aren't the first client to have done it. Apologize for the intrusion, but tell him or her you are terribly worried about your dog.

If it's a suspected toxin, and you can identify it, you can call the ASPCA Poison Control Center ($65/call, charged to a card) - (888) 426-4435.

Or, if you subscribe to Home Again microchip's premium service, you can call their board certified emergency vet by phone 24/7 at no extra cost (if all else fails, maybe pay to join Home Again tonight if your dog is microchipped? It costs $17/year for premium service, but I pay it just to have instant phone access to an e-vet on the phone at 2 in the morning for a consultation if something has me worried...): http://public.homeagain.com/pet-emergency.html
 

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Nearby not that I know of. Yes she has been licking her paws a lot.


Are you able to look in between her pads. The yeast looks wet/gooey and it also turns black. From what I understand it's dying when it turns black, but it really itches them. It can also look red depending on the swelling. Yeast infections are usually allergy related. We've had a terrible time getting my oldest dogs under control, but we finally have a regimend that's working for him.

I would probably be up all night with my dog and get him to the vet asap the next day if I could not find an emergency vet. I'm sure we have many in my area, but I know of two. One is 10 minutes away and one is 85 miles away (it's where I take Riley for his orthopedic specialist). I would drive the 85 miles if I had to.

Look, this is not a yeast infection. Yeast infections do not cause a dog to become incontinent and lethargic. This is VERY serious. It sounds like peripheral edema and it sounds like her kidneys aren't functioning. This is most likely toxicity. IT could be from a spider bite or a tick bite or something else toxic but it absolutely must be treated IMMEDIATELY. As in, her life is in danger.

Activated charcoal is a good start but won't help her kidneys and, if it's an insect bite, it won't help at all.

IS there any possibility she ingested something toxic? Did you use any cleaning products today?
 

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This sounds serious. Your dog cannot concentrate urine - this could be kidney issues, hormonal like diabetes insipidus or hopefully just an infection - that would be the simplest to treat. Aggression probably related to pain.

I do not know of any home care for your pup, find an ER Vet you can at least telephone.
 

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This sounds serious. Your dog cannot concentrate urine - this could be kidney issues, hormonal like diabetes insipidus or hopefully just an infection - that would be the simplest to treat. Aggression probably related to pain.

I do not know of any home care for your pup, find an ER Vet you can at least telephone.
I'm freaking out, Emery will not respond to me and when I try to look at the pads if her feet she growls and nudges my hand away from her. I'm praying that it is an infection. I'm so worried.


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Look, this is not a yeast infection. Yeast infections do not cause a dog to become incontinent and lethargic. This is VERY serious. It sounds like peripheral edema and it sounds like her kidneys aren't functioning. This is most likely toxicity. IT could be from a spider bite or a tick bite or something else toxic but it absolutely must be treated IMMEDIATELY. As in, her life is in danger.

Activated charcoal is a good start but won't help her kidneys and, if it's an insect bite, it won't help at all.

IS there any possibility she ingested something toxic? Did you use any cleaning products today?
I do not think she ate anything toxic but I cannot be 100% sure because she was playing outside and all we have is grass.. Nothing toxic is laying around. She is favoring her back legs and has very swollen paws.


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I'm freaking out, Emery will not respond to me and when I try to look at the pads if her feet she growls and nudges my hand away from her. I'm praying that it is an infection. I'm so worried.


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Where are you? There is a vet available somewhere near you. Freaking out is not going to help Emery right now. I have lived in the middle of nowhere and still been able to get to a vet in an emergency. We can help you find a vet.
 

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Where are you? There is a vet available somewhere near you. Freaking out is not going to help Emery right now. I have lived in the middle of nowhere and still been able to get to a vet in an emergency. We can help you find a vet.
I found a vet! I'm really nervous about what it is. I pray it's not something as bad as I think..


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Good luck and please let us know. When something like this happens it is always better to be safe than sorry! Drive carefully and I hope she's ok!
 
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